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Somerset County Youth Concert Band

Formed in 1973, the Somerset County Youth Concert Band is made up of approximately 80 of some of the most talented young musicians from across the county.
With its large range of woodwind and brass instruments and exciting percussion section, this award winning band presents a diverse and challenging repertoire of original concert band music, hits from the West End shows, classical repertoire and swing.
The Band has three courses a year, at Christmas, Easter and the end of the Summer Term. 
In 2011 the band took part in the Music for Youth Regional and National Festival series and had the opportunity to perform in the Symphony Hall in Birmingham.
The Band has visited Germany, Luxembourg, Belgium, Holland, Austria, the Czech Republic, Poland, Italy, France and Venice and Tuscany. The band has recently returned from this year's tour to The Rhineland, Germany.
Auditions for joining the Band are held annually in October and those wishing to join must be able to play at grade 5 standard or above.  
For more information about the Band and how to join, please contact Sarah Alsop at Somerset Music on 07976 696562 or by email at 
SCYCB 2017/2018 dates:
Auditions                       Monday 16th October 2017 (Street)
                                      Tuesday 17th October 2017 (Taunton)
Rehearsal for Christmas Celebration Concert     Sunday 10th December 2017
Somerset Music Christmas Celebration Concert  Monday 11th December 2017   (Wells Cathedral)
Christmas course         Thursday 21st December - Saturday 23rd  December 2017.  (Concert at St James' Church, St James Street, Taunton, TA1 1JS)
Easter course               Sunday 25th March - Wednesday 28th March 2018 
(concert TBC)
Summer Course           Saturday 21st July - Monday 23rd July 2018                            
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Summer Tour 2016 
SCYCB Staff (2016-2017 Season)
​Keith Thomas Conductor​
Sarah Alsop​ Manager​/Trumpet Tutor
Peter Harrison​ Saxophone/Double reed tutor​
Terry Ravenor​ Lower brass tutor​
Shirley Screech​ Clarinet tutor​
Louise Palmer​ Flute tutor​
James Phippen​ Saxophone tutor​
Anna Newman​ Percussion tutor​
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  Easter Course 2016
Please visit our Somerset County Youth Concert Band Facebook Page
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